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Celiac Disease Presenting as Acute Unilateral Blindness

Kusum Kalla, Sharad Sharma

Keywords : Celiac disease, blindness, optic neuritis

Citation Information : Kalla K, Sharma S. Celiac Disease Presenting as Acute Unilateral Blindness. Ann Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019; 1 (1):20-22.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11009-0003

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Background: Celiac disease is known to present with extragastro intestinal manifestations. Case Characteristics: An eight years old male child presented with painless acute loss of vision in left eye. Observation: MRI orbit was suggestive of demyelinating optic neuritis. Serology and duodenal biopsy confirmed celiac disease. Vision regained completely with steroids and gluten free diet. Message: Acute loss of vision or blindness is an uncommon presentation of celiac disease.

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